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xXx (2002)

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An extreme sports athlete, Xander Cage, is recruited by the government on a special mission.

Director:

Rob Cohen

Writer:

Rich Wilkes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Xander Cage
Asia Argento ... Yelena
Marton Csokas ... Yorgi
Samuel L. Jackson ... Agent Augustus Gibbons
Michael Roof Michael Roof ... Toby Lee Shavers
Richy Müller ... Milan Sova
Werner Daehn ... Kirill
Petr Jákl ... Kolya (as Petr Jakl)
Jan Filipenský Jan Filipenský ... Viktor (as Jan Filipensky)
Tom Everett ... Senator Dick Hotchkiss
Danny Trejo ... El Jefe
Thomas Ian Griffith ... Agent Jim McGrath
Eve ... J.J.
Leila Arcieri ... Jordan King
William Hope ... Agent Roger Donnan
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Storyline

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. Written by Artemis-9

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A New Breed Of Secret Agent. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, non-stop action sequences, sensuality, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish | Russian | Czech

Release Date:

9 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Triple X See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,506,103, 11 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$142,109,382, 19 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,448,382, 19 July 2012
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Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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In Colombia, Xander jumps a motocross bike over the barn where he'd been tied up. The building explodes with careful pyrotechnics, and Xander makes it safely to the other side. This stunt had never been done before for any film. See more »

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The double swing doors in the agency showing a map of the world does not have New Zealand on it, which is quite a big land mass to miss. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Henchman: [in Czech] He stole the chip, he's inside.
Yorgi: I see him.
Yorgi: Kirill! Time to work.
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There are no opening credits except for the title. See more »

Alternate Versions

DVD Unrated Director's Cut 132 minutes (theatrical version was 124 minutes) See more »

Connections

References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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Prelude in D-Flat Major ('Raindrop') Op. 28, No. 15
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Unstopped action-packed, violence and overwhelming scenarios
11 February 2008 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This blockbuster concerns about Xander Cage, a macho-man with natural athletic abilities, he's an extreme-sports expert. When he is by force recruited by NSA agent Gibbons(Samuel L. Jackson) for dangerous mission and as avoid going to jail but he has some problems with the law . Xander can succeed where other US Government agents have failed. He must to go underground Praga and infiltrate as undercover agent into Russian ring called Anarchy 99, led by a ruthless mobster(Marton Csokas) who uses nuclear weapons. Xander Cage must combat a cruel enemy far beyond his possibilities, he's only helped by a gorgeous girl(Asia Argento). Furthermore, Xander is supplied with technological arms by an agent(Michael Roof), similar to Q-James Bond.

The film contains high-energy action, noisy thrills, struggles, emotion and spectacular scenes. It's over-the-top action movie plenty of explosions, firepower, gun-play and breathtaking pursuits as when a motorcycle runs afoul with bounds and leaps. The picture is stirring and exciting, though also a routine actioner with no much sense. Tough Diesel as one army man is cool, he's co-executive producer. Lively musical score by Randy Edelman , adding hard rock, heavy metal and disco-music. The film is produced with high budget by Neal H. Moritz, an action movies producer and usual of Rob Cohen movies. Cohen is a nice director of hits, such as ¨Stealth, Fast and furious, Daylight, Skulls, Dragonheart¨ among others. It's followed by an inferior sequel starred by Ice Cube and again with Samuel L Jackson and directed by Lee Tamahori.


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